Summary of the October 2018 ASAF meeting now available

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07 Nov, 2018

The staff of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) have made available a summary of the discussions of the Accounting Standards Advisory Forum (ASAF) meeting held in London on 4 October 2018.

The topics covered during the meeting were the following (numbers in brackets are ref­er­ences to the cor­re­spond­ing para­graphs of the summary):

  • Financial in­stru­ments with char­ac­ter­is­tics of equity (1–18): The ASAF members discusses views and feedback on the Dis­cus­sion Paper Financial In­stru­ments with Char­ac­ter­is­tics of Equity issued in June 2018.
  • IFRS 3 Business Combinations reference to the Conceptual Framework (19–27): ASAF members discussed problems that could arise if an existing reference in IFRS 3 to the Framework for the Preparation and Presentation of Financial Statements were replaced with a reference to the 2018 Conceptual Framework.
  • Extended external reporting (28–36): ASAF members gave feedback on the New Zealand’s External Reporting Board’s research on preparers of corporate reports and users of EER information.
  • Accounting policies and accounting estimates (37–50): ASAF members provided their views on the definition of accounting estimate and accounting policy and were updated on feedback received from the IFRS Interpretations Committee.
  • Rate-regulated activities (51–58): ASAF members provided their views on disclosure objectives and requirements for defined rate regulation.
  • Extractive activities (59–64): The ASAF members provided information on what significant changes since the issuance of the 2010 Discussion Paper Extractive Activities.
  • Project updates and agenda planning (65–70): ASAF members discussed the proposed agenda for the December 2018 ASAF meeting, disclosure initiative, and goodwill and impairment.

A full summary of the meeting is available on the IASB's website.

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